Is Your Period Like Mine?



Painful menstrual cycles?

Spend the day in bed?

Take a pain relief pill?

That use to be me.

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome age 17 and spent at least two decades with hot water bottles in bed while trying to relieve my pain with pills.

Until I found Maya Abdominal Therapy about seven years ago.

What is it?

Developed by  Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a Doctor of Naprapathy, who moved to Belize in the early 80’s and apprenticed with a Mayan healer, Don Elijilo, apparently one of the last traditional Mayan shaman, who taught her all he knew.

He believed that a prolapsed uterus is the underlying cause of many ailments we as women go through.

So he developed a massage technique that he taught Dr Arvigo.

This became known as Maya Abdominal Therapy -  an external massage technique to the abdomen and pelvis that helps guide the reproductive and digestive organs back into their correct position.


How did it help me?

I went to learn the technique a few years ago as PCOS is one of the conditions it treats. Apparently when we optimise the position of our uterus and increase the blood flow to our reproductive organs we heal various female conditions.

Most of the pain we experience during our cycle is caused by a prolapsed uterus – the uterus is not able to flush itself out completely from month to month so the menstrual blood that remains hardens and thickens. The next period therefore is painful as the body uses more force to try to eliminate the encrusted material.

And since then the pain has subsided at least 90 per cent – I only have pain for the first hour.

And the stomach cramps that use to last two days – all gone!

The best thing was that it has a self-care component that I do at home so I don’t have to keep seeing a practitioner all the time.

In addition, I have aligned my diet to Ayurveda and I now enjoy increased energy levels as well as opposed to feeling weak during my cycle!


What else can Mayan Abdominal Therapy help with?

  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Enhances Pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
  • Pelvic congestion, pain

If you feel this is your answer to your health challenges please feel free to contact me and book a session.

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